7023:1960s Deadstock Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric, 54in.Piece

7023: 1960s Kasuri Piece, LongView

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1960s Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat) Fabric

Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 54 inches/ 137.16 cm

Catalog# 7023:

US$20.00 per piece


Fabric Type: This is deadstock, unused from a previous time (1960s) Kasuri (ikat) Fabric is lightweight, still stiff, and slightly translucent, with dark navy-blue background with figures in irregularly arranged rows and columns; We are not sure of the meaning of the figures used, possibly flowers (see the last close-up), but each element is about 1.5 inches / 38.1 mm at longest(in rows, left-right); these elements are in light aqua blue and light gray-blue;  same on both sides.

Note on image colors:  Please use our text descriptions of color to complement your sense of the fabric as devices show colors and contrast differently.

Condition: Excellent.


    This is a Japanese country vintage fabric called kasuri (also called ikat in Southeast Asia) ; Kasuri is a labor-intensive process where patterns are made by pre-dyed paste resistance and varying techniques used to create the sorts of patterns seen here. Because of the methods used, authentic kasuri is usually highly expensive. More info on kasuri below:

    Cultural Notes on Kasuri(ikat):

    Wikipedia.org, on-line encyclopedia, defines Kasuri as:

    ...a Japanese word for fabric that has been woven with fibers dyed specifically to create patterns and images in the fabric. It is an ikat technique. Kasuri is weft ikat; the warp threads are solid color, and the weft thread is resist-tied in a specific pattern and dyed with indigo to form a picture when the cloth is woven. Japanese ikats are generally weft ikats or double ikats.

    To see a YouTube.com video of the making of traditional indigo kasuri please click HERE .

      $ 20.00

      7023:1960s Deadstock Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric, 54in.Piece